Pride And Prejudice And Marriage

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Austen’s novel Pride And Prejudice revolved around the theme of marriage and addresses many key issues in society during the 19th century (Lane 2015). Charlotte was one of the characters that decided to marry for security and not for love. Lydia was a young immature girl that wasn’t wise enough to realize that she was fooled around on by a man who was in love with money and girls. Jane was a mature woman that married for love and happiness, and Elizabeth wanted to make her own decisions about what is best for her. She also wouldn’t get married if it wasn’t for love. It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife (Austen 3). Marriage was an important aspect that Austen presented …show more content…
She was the only one that didn’t really care what her marriage would be about. Within the story, The Bennets had a ball gathering and, nobody bothered to talk or dance with Charlotte. However, the rest of the girls had a chance to dance, such as Bingley and Jane. That major reason she decided to marry Mr. Collins is because she knew she wouldn’t find any other man that would propose to her. She “accepted him solely from the pure and disinterested desire of an establishment" (Austen 119). She gave up trying and decided to marry a man who can keep her secure throughout her life. Her love life was important to her, but she was plain-looking and not as beautiful as the …show more content…
She takes decisions by herself and knows what is best for her and her life. At first, Elizabeth thought of Darcy, once she saw him, as a respective gentleman, who looks attractive and mature for his age. However, she overheard Bingley and Darcy talking when Darcy started showing himself that he is too high class for all the ladies in the gathering. Once Elizabeth heard them, she got really mad and never wanted to talk or think about him ever again. Darcy later on saw Elizabeth and thought she looked beautiful and attractive, but Elizabeth didn’t care about anything he said to her. Darcy proposed to Elizabeth once and she rejected due to how disrespectful he was to her. Later in the story, Mrs. And Mr. Gardner wanted to take a tour around Pemberely and check it out, so they decided to take Elizabeth with them. Once they got there, the maid of the house started saying amazing things about Darcy and his life from when he was born until the day he still lives. She said "the gentlemen pronounced him to be a fine figure of a man; the ladies declared he was much handsomer than Mr. Bingley, and he was looked at with great admiration for about half the evening" (Austen 10). Elizabeth took a good idea about Darcy and that he isn’t a show off but rather a respectful person who is loved by everyone in the neighborhood. At that day, Darcy came to Pemberely and met with Elizabeth and that both admitted to each other that they

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